' eXHIBI DECO TION OF MODERN RATIVE ARTS . . . MAY THE FIRST THROUGH MAY THE TWENTY-NINTH 1927 WORCESTER ART MUSEUM WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS PERFUME BOTTLE OF ORREFORS GLASS MADE IN SWEDEN \X7E are slowly emerging from a period of sterile imitation in the decorative arts. Creative work is being done and patterns bearing a relation to our own times and needs are being evolved. The result is a new type of design which bids fair to form a modern decorative style. A few ex- amples — all based on established principles of design but in keeping with the new style — have been assembled in Gallery II, where they will be on view during the month of May. These include French glass by Maurice Marinot, metalwork by Claude Linossier, bookbinding by Pierre Legrain, textiles by Raoul Dufy, Swedish glass by Simon Gate, and American pottery by Henry Varnum Poor, as well as some interesting American and German textiles and porcelains made in Italy. The Museum is particularly indebted to those who have kindly lent pieces for the exhibition. Their names appear on the labels. E. S. S.